Raymond Marlow

Mr. Raymond Marlow, age 58, of North Wilkesboro, received his eternal healing on January 26, 2019 after a valiantly fought battle against cancer. Raymond was born to Robert “Frank” and Margie Treadaway Marlow on October 3, 1960 in Savannah, GA.

Raymond was saved at age 20 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Wilkesboro, where he later served as a Sunday School teacher and sang tenor in the choir for many years. Later in life, he became a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Hays where he served as a deacon for almost 12 years, and also thoroughly enjoyed serving in the Bus Ministry as a route driver. He had several riders who rode his bus while he was able to drive, including Evelyn and Jennifer who rode the entirety of the years he drove! Raymond loved animals, working hard, and serving others. His hobbies and interests included collecting coins, guns, enjoying his grandkids, and Tarheel basketball. In his own words, Raymond “wasn’t perfect, and never claimed to be. Just a sinner saved by grace”. He was always grateful for the blessing of his family and many friends and asked a special “thank you” be given to Jeff Shealy, who was more than just a financial advisor, but a friend for almost 20 years.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Wanda Absher Marlow; sons Devin Marlow and wife Jennifer of Wilkesboro, Ryan Marlow and wife Megan of Wilkesboro; mother Margie Marlow of Moravian Falls; sisters Kathy Marlow of Moravian Falls, Debbie Elliott and husband Danny of Hiddenite, NC; grandchildren Guenevere Marlow, Gabriel Marlow, and Levi Marlow; nephews Reggie Elledge, Barry Elledge, David Elliott, and Doug Elliott; niece Donita Stoehr; great nephews Jason Elliott, Noah Elliott, Tristan Elliott, William Elliott, Luke Stoehr; great nieces Alexis Elliott, Kaylee Elliott, Samantha Elliott, Hannah Stoehr, Maggie Stoehr.

Preceding Raymond in death were his father, Robert “Frank” Marlow, and his sister, Corina Marlow.

Pall-bearers will be the deacons of Bethel Baptist Church.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2nd at Bethel Baptist Church of Hays. Pastor Donnie Shumate will be officiating, along with Pastor Ryan Marlow and Devin Marlow. Burial will be in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 1st at Bethel Baptist Church. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 679, Hays, NC 28635 or the SECU Hospice House of Yadkin, 943 North Lee Avenue, Yadkinville, NC 27055.

Gary Overcash